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  •  Are you saying (2+ / 0-)
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    greatdarkspot, icebergslim

    that the 2010 election results were about racism?  So I guess in 2008 Americans were not racist, but they switched over the next 2 years?  C'mon that's intellectual laziness at best, or racism at worst.

    •  no (0+ / 0-)

      Obama barely beat an easy candidate who had just proclaimed the economy was good--and next day Bush/Paulson said the sky was falling.  That McCain got as many votes as he did was testimony to racism.  I moved to North Carolina--trust me, there are many racists looking for a dark scapegoat.  To ignore this is to put wishful fantasy before fact.

      Apres Bush, le deluge.

      by melvynny on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 07:11:27 AM PST

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      •  "Barely beat"? (0+ / 0-)

        He won the biggest landslide since Ronald Reagan.

        The states he "barely won" were states like Indiana and North Carolina, which hadn't gone Dem since before I was even born--and he would have won even without those states, since he crushed the GOP in the traditional blue and purple states.

        The Republican majority is like the McRib Sandwich: loaded with pork fat and back for a limited time only!

        by AdmiralNaismith on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 07:23:46 AM PST

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        •  yup (0+ / 0-)

          The economy was destroyed, the military was floundering, Walter Reed hospital was decrepit, Rice and Tennant admitted they knew--and told Bush--an attack was forthcoming.  If John Edwards--a waspy man, had run (assuming no scandal)--he would have gotten over 60% of the vote.

          Apres Bush, le deluge.

          by melvynny on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 10:08:28 AM PST

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